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Iraq Leadership Fellows 2019-2020 Conclude

On Friday, December 5, 2020, the Iraq Leadership Fellows program concluded the third training session for the 2019/2020 cohort. The session, held online to mitigate the risks of the Covid-19 pandemic, involved intensive training on Adaptive Leadership with the expert trainer Ghaleb Darabya. The workshop also included lectures on the structure of Iraq’s economy with…

ILF 2019-2020 Hold its Second Workshop Online Due to the Pandemic

On Friday, 18th of September 2020, the fellows gathered online to participate in the activities of the second workshop of Iraq Leadership Fellows 2019-2020. With continuous funding and support from KAS, DT Institute, and IRIS, the ILF initiative seeks to foster positive change in Iraq. In the four-day online workshop, fellows in the Political Candidate…

Iraq Leadership Fellows 2019-2020 Gather in Sulaymaniyah for the First Workshop

The Iraq Leadership Fellows (ILF) Program 2019-2020 was launched on Friday, November 22, 2019, starting with its first workshop. The four-day workshop, hosted at the American University of Iraq, Sulaymaniyah (AUIS), was attended by forty-eight fellows. The fellows were selected from four-hundred applicants, who applied for both tracks of the program: Social Activist Track and…

Iraq Fellow Selected for CANVAS Freedom Fellowship

Political Candidate Fellow, Hanar Marouf, from the 2018/19 Class of Iraq Leadership Fellows has been selected to participate in the prestigious Canvas Freedom Fellowship supported by generous funding from GPD Charitable Trust. Hanar is Project Manager for a democratization project with International Norwegian People’s Aid. Hanar is also an activist on human rights issues, and…

The 2018/19 Class of Fellows Have First Training, Participate in MERI Forum

The 2018/19 Class of the Iraq Leadership Fellows Program met for their first training from 21st-23rd October 2018. This year our class of fellows has doubled in size, to fifty fellows, and is split between two tracks: a Social Activist track and a Political Candidate track. The Social Activists are focusing on building their campaigning…

Iraq Fellows Selected for Prestigious International Program

Three members of the 2017/2018 class of Iraq Leadership Fellows have been selected to participate in the prestigious Perennial Fellowship Program. Perennial is a three week, intensive leadership development program that brings leading civil society activists from around the world to Seattle in the USA. The program seeks to foster deeper meaning and understanding in…

The 2017/2018 Iraq Fellows Graduate

The final training for the 2017/2018 class of Iraq Leadership Fellows took place from 22nd to 24th June 2018 at the American University of Iraq in Sulaimani. Fellows worked in groups to refine the advocacy campaigns they had developed throughout the fellowship in preparation for launching the campaigns. The mapped the stakeholders who could have…

Iraq Leadership Fellows Meet Former Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq

The second training workshop for the 2017/2018 class of Iraq Leadership Fellows took place at the American University of Iraq in Sulaimani from 5th – 7th  March 2018. The training focused on how to build support among relevant stakeholders by creating compelling stories and narratives. Fellows were taught how to mine their personal experiences to…

Iraq Leadership Fellows Meet for the First Time

On 24th and 25th October 2017 the inaugural class of the Iraq Leadership Fellows met for their first workshop, which was generously hosted in Beirut by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and GPD Charitable Trust. They participated in a series of teambuilding exercises, and in interactive sessions exploring effective advocacy techniques and effective campaigning strategies. Participants then created mock…